I’m seeking opinions and gen with this one.
One of my regular venues,the one that used to have the problem with candlewax in the carpet,has been shut for refurbishment and major structural work for the last 3 weeks.
With the cellar system shut down and lines in water,coolers turned off and everything I took advantage of the situation and performed a line clean with hot tap water,remembering to use cold water to finish so as not to break anything.
Non indicator Protinate was used so that I could see any resultant debris at a concentration of 1/2 a pint of goop to 1 gallon of water,twice my usual thrutch.Making a job of it you understand.
I was rewarded with precisely nothing in the way of crud and not even a cloudiness of solution or cleansing water as drawn off.
I should mention that I was operating an uncooled handpull system and a remote cooled top pressure system with a couple of Extra Cold coolers thrown in for good measure.
Having roundly patted myself on the back for a job well done I’m a little unsure that I’ve made a good result.
I have since picked the brains of a chap I talk to frequently who is now retired but used to be a tech for Scottish and Newcastle.His opinion is that a Caustic Soda based cleaner is more effective cold than it is hot.
His other advice was to pull water through every week or so to prevent tainting the line,which I’m doing anyway as water soon goes stagnant.
What does the team think?